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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 64 — Expenditure by local authorities on archaeological investigation

209.Section 64 provides powers to local authorities to carry out or assist in, or meet or contribute towards the costs of, any archaeological investigations in or in the vicinity of an authority’s area.

210.At the time of writing these notes, only a small number of local authorities in Wales employ specialist archaeologists, so this power is normally exercised though archaeological contractors or though one of the Welsh archaeological trusts. Details of any archaeological investigations undertaken under this section, and of the findings of those investigations, must be added to the historic environment record for that local authority area (section 194).

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